From: RS Sailing
RS Aero gains World Sailing Class Status
18 months after its initial launch, the RS Aero Class has qualified for ‘World Sailing (ISAF) Class Status’ following the World Sailing November conference held in China. The announcement comes after a year that has seen RS Aeros sailed in 41 nations, the 793rdboat leave RS Sailing HQ for delivery, National championships held in the UK & North America and the introduction of the RS Aero International racing circuit. The first ever RS Aerocup that took place only last month was hotly attended by 9 nations for a sunny long weekend in Barcelona. With separate starts for the 5, 7 and 9 rigs, the event saw a different nation topping the leader board in each fleet; Estonia, Norway and Great Britain respectively.Read More
When the US Youth Championship changed its format in 2015 to better align the events with the ISAF Youth World Championship, and ultimately Olympic competition, the Club 420 was replaced with the more technical International 420. While the Club 420 may be the dominant youth doublehander in the USA, the I420 is what the rest of the world sails.
Two I420 teams dominated at the US Youths, with Will Logue (Riverside, CT) and Bram Brakman (Noroton, CT) beating Wiley Rogers (Houston, TX) and Jack Parkin (Riverside, CT) by just a point, with third place 34 points back.
Now it appears they can compete at the international level too.Read More
Looking Ahead to 2015 U.S. Youth Championships
US Sailing is announcing significant changes to the 2015 U.S. Youth Championships and encouraging sailors to begin planning to race at this exciting event. The 2015 U.S. Youth Championships will be held at Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, Mass. Learn more about early acceptance events and clinics for your preparation.Read More